Sierra Leone: Information on the secretary general and assistant secretary general of the All Peoples Congress (APC) youth wing from 1985-1992
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SLE16165.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sierra Leone: Information on the secretary general and assistant secretary general of the All Peoples Congress (APC) youth wing from 1985-1992, 1 January 1994, SLE16165.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8358.html [accessed 24 July 2014]|
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Information on this specific subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa; however it may be of interest to note that Jusuf S. Sankoh was the president of the All People's Congress National Youth League (APC/NYL) in 1990 (Youth Movements of the World 1990, 475). The Youth League was the youth wing of the sole legal political party in Sierra Leone (ibid., 474).
According to an official of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Washington, DC, B.T. Kamara was the secretary general of the All People's Congress party (APC), while the assistant secretary general was Patrick Ojong (10 Jan. 1994). The same source stated that Jusuf Sankoh had been the president of the Youth League for over five years when the government was overthrown in 1992. Patrick Ojong was appointed high commissioner to the Gambia in 1990. The source could not recollect the name of Patrick Ojong's replacement (ibid.).
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Angel, D. William. 1990. Youth Movements of the World. London: Longman Group UK Ltd.
Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Washington, DC. 10 January 1994. Telephone interview with official.
Angel, D. William. 1990. Youth Movements of the World. London: Longman Group UK Ltd., pp. 474-475.